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15 grand castles that render the spirit of medieval Europe

There is something incredibly romantic about medieval stately mansions cresting picturesque European hills. They were witnesses of driving and mysterious ages, of brave knights, beautiful ladies and bloody battles. We will show you 15 magnificent castles that still exist and remain uncorrupted.



Have you ever visited any of these castles? Are you a fan of medieval history and architecture? Please tell us in the comments!

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52 Comments
Lydia Coutts
Good list, but as a resident of Scotland's capital I must protest the absence of Edinburgh Castle - one of the most iconic castles in Europe, and deservedly so. I mean, as well as being quite ridiculously grand and picturesque, it's built on an extinct volcano...
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Mar 6, 2016 10:27PM
Shelly Donvig
Shelly Donvig
loved this site but to bad we cant see inside
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Mar 5, 2016 9:46PM
Bilkhis B. Sait
Have been to Mont St. Michel - beautiful!!!
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Aug 31, 2021 3:56AM
Angeles Dembowski
No Windsor Castle? It dates back to William the Conqueror and is stunning.
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Sep 8, 2020 6:15AM
Denise Bruce
It would have been good to mention the nearest town to where these castles are located, instead of just a country! Also where was Edinburgh castle, Balmoral castle?
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May 20, 2020 7:04PM
Diane Thompson
Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.
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Aug 2, 2019 8:32AM
Yvonne Whysall
That was also the castle in the film chatty chitty bang bang. I went there as a child to Bavaria, truly beautiful
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Jul 31, 2019 11:55AM
Kathi Taylor
I always wonder how these master pieces were built so long ago without the help of modern machinery 🤷🏻‍♀️
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Jul 31, 2019 11:19AM
Ian Swindale
Not just Edinburgh Castle but Leeds Castle in Kent and Gorey Castle in Jersey. Obviously to show all the castles worthy of being shown is an impossible task and any list drawn up one of us would be different to that drawn up by someone else, etc.
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Jul 31, 2019 5:12AM
Steve
King Ludwig's castle is absolutely incredible, even his bed (four poster, obviously) took top people 27 years to carve. The place is almost to much for the senses to take in. The view from his bedroom makes the two lakes n the pic, look like one lake ie a piece of stone covers the gap in the view. The lake was the inspiration for 'Swan Lake' and was the place his subjects used to drown him, as he bankrupt the country with his obsession with castles (he built lots), hence the term 'Mad King Ludwig', Neuschwanstein is incredible incredible (pronounced Noivanstine)
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Jul 31, 2019 3:05AM
Barb Beck
I got to go to Mont St Michel when in Normandy France. It is the MOST Amazing castle ever. to see it in person, you are in awe at the way it was built, when it was built, and what great condition it is in.
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Jul 31, 2019 2:58AM
Deena Grady
Someday it's my dream to visit the British Isles and see the castles and a lot of other history.
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Jul 30, 2019 9:43PM
tdelisi
Been to 2 of them. Hope to see them all before I kick the bucket.
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Jul 30, 2019 8:11PM
Alex Vivaldi
How about Carcassone in southwestern France?
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Jul 30, 2019 7:12PM
Cheryl McMeekin
Would love to go visit and tour all the different castles in the world, especially Break Stockers Castle.
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Jul 30, 2019 6:34PM
Pat McLeod
It’s a collection of castles in EUROPE not ENGLAND
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Jul 30, 2019 6:19PM
Martha Calkins
Castle Stalker had a cameo appearance in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
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Jul 30, 2019 5:25PM

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